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MSNBC
May 5, 2013 9:00am PDT
nimiawilliams. president obama talking about immigration. take a listen. >> when i say i'm optimistic, i didn't say it was going to be easy. we always knew this was a challenging path. immigration debates historically have always generated a lot of passion and energy. but what we've seen is i think it's a substantial shift in attitudes in the republican party from, say, a year, two years ago. >> 100 days gone now, meredith, now looking forward to the next 100 days. is this where the president will double down on getting immigration reform through? >> i think immigration reform has always been one of the president's top priorities. i was watching your last segment about background checks and how it had failed and there is more political will to do immigration than even anything to gun control. so you have the bipartisan group of eight senators who came out with a framework who have been extraordinarily cautious in trying to protect the bill. you have someone like made are compa marco rubio, ambitions running a presidential media operation and trying to debunk some of the conservatives
MSNBC
May 4, 2013 4:00am PDT
. >> more of alex's conversation today at twelve clock noon when governor rendell talks about the issues president obama must address before he leaves office and why he's such a huge philadelphia phillies fan. >>> a look now at some stories in this morning's fast five headlines. search teams have found the bodies of two american crew members of a military refueling plane that crashed in kyrgyzstan yesterday. a third crew member is still missing. >>> jurors in the jodi arias murder case will not deliberate this weekend after they began deliberating for about an hour yesterday. arias is charged with first degree murder in the death of her boyfriend. >>> the sandy hook elementary building task force last night put off a decision on where to build a new school. it's considering rebuilding at the same location, or nearby. >>> the tsa says airport screeners in maui confiscated a dagger disguised as a hair brush handle. the same type of dagger was also discovered in phoenix this week. >>> and the first leg of a fuel-free flight across the country is over. the solo powered airplane landed in pho
MSNBC
May 4, 2013 9:00am PDT
. >> great to be here. >> patricia, i want to start with you. first let's talk about immigration hurdles. here is what president obama had to say about immigration reform while speaking in costa rica a short time ago. >> comprehensive immigration reform that i'm hopeful we can pass this year after 30 years can make an enormous difference in improving what is already a system that's better than it was. >> now, senate leaders here in the u.s. are aiming to win up to 70 votes for their comprehensive immigration bill. patricia, does that look like a real possibility here? >> well, you know, as with everything in washington, the devil is in the details, and one detail that cropped up this week was an amendment that's probably going to be introduced by senate democrats to extend same-sex couples' immigration benefits. it something like that is attached to the bill, marco rubio, who is leading the republican effort said, no, this is not even going to pass, it's not going to get his vote and it will not get a large majority. it really depends what that bill looks like coming out of the s
MSNBC
Apr 27, 2013 4:00am PDT
. let's go now to washington, and president obama in his weekly address today talking about those big sequester cuts and how congress quickly moved to bring furloughed air traffic controllers back on the job. the furloughs by the faa had caused airport delays across this country. well, here's the president's take today. >> this week, the sequester hurt travelers who were stuck for hours in airports and on planes and arightly frustrated by it. and maybe because they fly home each weekend the members of congress who insisted on these cuts finally realized that they actually apply to them, too. >> nbc's white house correspondent kristen welker is at the white house for us. with a good saturday morning to you, kristen. i know the white house has been calling this a band-aid since the senate passed it on thursday night. so, will the president sign it once it hits his desk? >> hey, good morning, alex. and welcome to d.c. always great to have you here. you know, despite calling it a band-aid he is expected to sign this legislation in to law. and it stands to wonder how is he going to have le
MSNBC
Apr 27, 2013 9:00am PDT
into those ricin-laced letters that were sent to president obama and members of congress. i can tell you, alex, i have been talking to our local affiliate in mississippi who says that his home, dutschke's home, was searched by investigators on tuesday and wednesday of this week. so this arrest comes after that. now, of course, if you will recall, this past tuesday prosecutors dropped charges against elvis impersonator paul kevin curtis. they thought he was behind the letters. he declared his innocence along, and so this past tuesday they did drop the charges against him. now, just for some background, alex, this all relates to those ricin-laced letters that were addressed to president obama and to a republican of mississippi, senator roger wicker. those letters were intercepted though. they were intercepted at off-site mail facilities. so to be very clear, they never got close to their intended targets, but given the timing of this, this happened just really a few days after the boston bombing, it certainly added to the heightened anxiety and alert here in the nation's capital. so at
MSNBC
Apr 28, 2013 9:00am PDT
are hearing them talk about the mid terms. i think they realize now four-plus years into the obama presidency, honestly the way of system works, the way they respond to the incentives, if you want to do big things you either have to have 60 votes in the senate or filibuster reform, you don't need 60 votes for everything and you have to have the white house, so there's talk of a concerted effort now to win back the house in 2014. the problem is historically i don't see how they go and do that, but i do see a lot of energy being focused on that. >> if the democrats retake the house and held the senate, how much would that shape the president's last two years. >> significancely. look at the difference of what happened between 2009 and 2010, when they had not for all of that time, but for big chunks of that time they also have 60 votes in the senate the haz how you got the stimulus. you bakley only had three republicans willing to break ranks. that's how you got health care reform. they used this procedure called reconciliation, which can work on some budget-related items, but they nee
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